List of Burmese flags

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This is a list of flags used in Myanmar.

National flags[edit]

Flag Date adopted Use Description
Flag of Myanmar.svg 21 October 2010 Flag of Myanmar A horizontal triband of yellow, green and red; charged with a large white five-pointed star at the centre.

Military[edit]

Flag Date adopted Use Description
Flag of the Myanmar Armed Forces.svg Flag of the Myanmar Armed Forces, Tatmadaw
Myanmar Armed Forces Flag.svg Alternative flag of the Tatmadaw[1]
Army Flag of Myanmar.svg Flag of the Myanmar Army
Air Force Ensign of Myanmar.svg Flag of the Myanmar Air Force A sky blue field defaced with the Union Star in the canton, with the Myanmar Air Force crest to the fly.
Naval Ensign of Myanmar.svg Naval ensign of the Myanmar Navy White field with a red canton charged with a white five-pointed star. A blue anchor in the lower fly.[2]
Naval Ensign of Burma (1948-1974).svg 1948–1974 Former Naval Ensign of the Union of Burma
Air Force Ensign of Burma (1948-1974).svg 1948–1974 Former Air Force Ensign of the Union of Burma

Police[edit]

Flag Date adopted Use Description
Flag of the Myanmar Police Force.svg Flag of the Myanmar Police Force Three vertical bands of yellow, blue and red with a union star in the middle.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The flags of the Burmese states and regions exhibit a variety of regional influences and local histories, as well as different styles and design principles. Modern state flags date from the 1940s, when Myanmar was starting to gain its independence from the colonial British Empire. Most state flags were designed and adopted after independence in 1948.

States[edit]

Flag Date Description
Flag of Chin State.svg Flag of Chin State
Flag of Kachin State.svg Flag of Kachin State
Flag of Kayah State.svg Flag of Kayah State
Flag of Kayin State.svg Flag of Kayin State
Flag of Mon State (2018).svg 8 June 2018[3] Flag of Mon State
Flag of Rakhine.svg Flag of Rakhine State
Flag of the Shan State.svg 12 February 1947 Flag of Shan State

Regions[edit]

Flag Date Description
Flag of Ayeyarwaddy Division.svg Flag of Ayeyarwady Region
Flag of Bago Division.svg Flag of Bago Region
Flag of Magway Division.svg Flag of Magway Region
Flag of Mandalay Division.svg Flag of Mandalay Region
Flag of Sagaing Division.svg Flag of Sagaing Region
Flag of Tanintharyi Division.svg Flag of Tanintharyi Region
Flag of Yangon Division.svg Flag of Yangon Region

Union territory[edit]

Flag Date Description
NayPyiTaw Council.jpg Flag of Naypyidaw Union Territory

Self-administered zones and divisions[edit]

Self-administered zones[edit]

Flag Date Description
Pa-o nationality flag.svg Flag of the Pa'O Self-Administered Zone

Self-administered division[edit]

Flag Date Description
Flag of the Wa Self-Administered Division.png Flag of the Wa Self-Administered Division

Historical[edit]

Kingdom flags[edit]

Flag Date Description
Golden Hintar flag of Burma.svg c. 1300–1500 Flag used in the Hanthawaddy Kingdom
Flag of the Alaungpaya Dynasty of Myanmar.svg 1752-1885 Flag of the Third Burmese Empire under the Konbaung dynasty

Colonial and national flags[edit]

Flag Date Description
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1824-1937 Flag of British Burma as a part of British India
Flag of British Burma (1939–1941, 1945–1948).svg 1939-1941
1945-1948
Flag of British Burma as a separate colony
Flag of Burma (1941–1942).svg 1941-1942 Flag of British Burma
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg 1942-1943 Provisional flag used during the Japanese Occupation
Flag of the State of Burma (1943–1945).svg 1943-1945 Flag of the State of Burma
Flag of Burma 1943.svg 1943-1945 Variant flag of the State of Burma
Flag of Burma (1948–1974).svg 1948-1974 Flag of the Union of Burma
Civil Ensign of Burma (1952-1974).svg 1952-1974 Former Civil Ensign of the Union of Burma
Flag of Myanmar (1974–2010).svg 1974-2010 Flag of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (1974-1988)
Flag of the Union of Myanmar (1988–2010)
Civil Ensign of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg 1974-2010 Former Civil Ensign of the Union of Burma

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Military parade to mark 74th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day held in Nay Pyi Taw
  2. ^ Burmese Flags (Myanmar) from The World Flag Database. Flags.net (21 October 2010). Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  3. ^ Khant, Naung (8 June 2018). "Mon State Hluttaw approves picture of golden hamsa on red background as Mon State flag". Burma News International. Retrieved 21 August 2018.